Forget waking up at the crack of dawn to beat the Black Friday crowds -- Joni Meyer-Crothers from TLC's "Extreme Couponing" plans to kick things off the night before with an 11-hour shopping spree ... and an entire team of expert bargain hunters.
Joni tells TMZ, her plan goes into effect nearly immediately after her 25-person Thanksgiving dinner today -- starting at midnight ... her husband Jamie, armed with shopping list spreadsheets, will hit Game Stop with 2 friends. While they're there, 2 other friends will hit Toys 'R Us, and 5 will go to Walmart.
While they're all busy, Joni and her 2 daughters will head to Kohl's. The entire team will then rendezvous at J.C. Penney's, and march through Target, Meijer, Learning Express, Costco, and then ... the mall.
If all goes to plan, Team Joni will have all its shopping completed by 11am.
But Joni’s not going on a shopping bender for her health -- she tells us, all the items she buys will be wrapped and donated to 4 needy Toledo families in the name of her charity, Miracle Christmas.